Californian ’80s rockers the Go-Go’s have returned with “Club Zero,” their first single in 19 years.
The throwback track captures the radio-friendly essence of the Go-Go’s early years via rolling guitar licks and formidable harmonies. “Club Zero” was released ahead of the documentary The Go-Go’s, directed by Alison Ellwood, which tells the tale of the revolutionary all-female band’s rise to the top of the Billboard charts. The film is now available to stream on Showtime.
“I was reading about the Zero Zero Club, which was an underground, after-hours club in Hollywood in the Eighties,” guitarist Jane Wiedlin said of the new song to Rolling Stone. “I thought about how cool that title was. I just felt that the point of that song was the perfect thing for the Go-Go’s to say in 2020. We’re not putting up with this whole boys’ club anymore… it felt like what people needed to hear right now.”
The last time the band entered the studio was for 2001’s God Bless the Go-Go’s, which included co-writing credits from Bryan Adams’ songwriting partner Jim Vallance and Billie Joe Armstrong, along with now-Foo Fighters member Rami Jafee’s contributions on keys. That album ended a 17-year drought that started with their third studio album, Talk Show. The Go-Go’s broke up in 1985, a year after releasing Talk Show.
Listen to “Club Zero” here:
Watch the trailer for The Go-Go’s below: